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Dear Friends of the Vortex

Is there anything better than seeing live theatre—so close that you can hear an actor gasp for a breath, see a tear in their eyes, or watch their mind struggle with a decision? We at the Vortex don't think so and bringing it to you has been our joy for 46 years.

2023 promises to be another exciting year at the Vortex with 10 great plays, most of them Albuquerque premieres, all of them building on our years of experience bringing you the best of classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge comedy and drama. Several will be staged by first-time Vortex, female, Native American and Hispanic directors who will bring their unique visions into our Black-box theatre.

A new Vortex initiative, Wrinkle Writing, uses play writing and live theater to increase literacy in elementary through high school classrooms. Students write plays based on personal experiences, which are performed at the Vortex for families at the end of the school year.

We need your help. The last two years have been a struggle for all live entertainment. The COVID-19 closures and the slow return of our audiences post-COVID have meant less income. Our budget is more than 80% dependent on our box office receipts. You kept us alive during the pandemic with your generous support—we can't thank you enough.

Won't you make a donation today to support excellent live theater and theater education in your community? The Vortex Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 corporation and donations are deductible to the full extent allowed.

Your donation will help keep the Vortex alive and well for another 50 years. It will help us expand Wrinkle Writing to schools throughout Albuquerque. It will enable us to bring you ten wonderful plays and so much more.

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We are always looking for equipment & consumable supplies. If you have an item to spare, we can provide a good home. Please call us at 505-247-8600 or send an email to

Thank you!

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Interested in sponsoring a show or placing an ad in our program? Call Leslee at 505-247-8600 or send her an e-mail at See advertising rate card.